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The logic of real arguments

Author: Alec Fisher
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This new and expanded edition of The Logic of Real Arguments explains a distinctive method for analysing and evaluating arguments. It discusses many examples, ranging from newspaper articles to extracts from classic texts, and from easy passages to much more difficult ones. It will be valuable for students and their teachers in a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, law and the social sciences."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alec Fisher
ISBN: 0521652413 9780521652414 0521654815 9780521654814
OCLC Number: 59259276
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Previous edition: 1988.
Description: xii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. A general method of argument analysis --
3. A first example --
from Thomas Malthus --
4. Reasoning about nuclear deterrence --
5. An example from John Stuart Mill --
6. Arguments about God's existence --
7. How do your mind and body interact? --
8. Suppose for the sake of argument that ... --
9. An example from Karl Marx --
10. Evaluating 'scientific' arguments. Some initial examples --
11. Philosophical assumptions --
App. Elementary formal logic.
Responsibility: Alec Fisher.

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"As an introduction to logic which prepares students to use the discipline in future studies, Real Arguments has no serious competitors." Informal Logic

 
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